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If you are like most of us you probably have a very stressful life with a demanding job and endless responsibilities and probably at the end of the day you just want your little piece of relaxation. If your “cup of tea” is taking a long bath then we might just have the thing for you, we will show you how you can make yourself some amazingly relaxing bath fizzies.
Lets get started with the setup you will need some ice-cube trays that will be serve as molds for your bath fizzies. Try to use silicone trays because they are flexible and you will a have a much easier time sliding the cubes out . Next you will want to get some sort of storage unit for your bath fizzies, we prefer transparent jars, such as the ones used to store jam or sugar, they look classy enough and will show off the color of cubes. It is quite important to store each type of fizzy in a separate jar because you want to avoid melding the scents. To keep and evidence of your fizzies you can write the name of the scents on tags and tie them around the jars using ribbons. Citric acid, a common food additive, is available at wine-making-supply stores, some spice shops, and online. When citric acid is combined with baking soda and placed in water, a chemical reaction creates bubbles.
You will need the following materials for a total of 12 bath fizzies: 207.5 grams citric acid ( a food additive that you can easily purchase at spice shops, supply stores or online and that creates bubbles when combined with water and baking soda ), 336 grams of baking soda, 95 grams cornstarch, 40 grams organic cane sugar, about 6 drops food coloring, 10 to 15 drops essential oil(s), special equipment: 2-ounce travel-size spray bottle, plastic pipette, ice-cube tray, storage jars.
After you have setup all the materials follow the next steps:
Take a glass measuring cup and put together your citric acid, baking soda and cornstarch then stir until the are evenly mixed
Next you will want to take the concoction and pour it through a flour sifter into a bowl and after add the sugar while string the mix.
Take the spray bottle, fill it with water and the add in the food coloring. Lightly dab the mixture with the spray until you can easily pack it with your hands.
Add the oil with the pipette, until the scent is strong enough for your taste. With a spoon preferably metal, stir the mixture until the color is even (as you do this the concoction will begin to dry out; when this happens, use the spray bottle again until you can pack it again).
Pour the mixture into ice-cube tray and let it dry at room temperature overnight, then gently take the bath fizzies out and store them in the jars.